Brown string pouch

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Quilted brown zippered pouch at Freemotion by the River

I’m still going through my orphan blocks and making little pouches out of them. I forgot to take a picture of the string pieced brown block before I cut it up. I believe I made this last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge  and since the color is brown again this month/year this was a great project to make.

It was a 12 inch block that I cut in half and then added a 8 inch by 12 inch piece of fabric between  the 2 cut pieces. Then I quilted it.

Brown quilted pouch backside

Here is the little bag before I boxed the corners which makes the bag wider and also standup.

Each pouch is made a little differently as I like experimenting. I did french seams on it and here you can see that my corners are boxed about 1 1/2 inch in.

I took some pictures while making this pouch but they just weren’t good
enough for a tutorial and there are lots of great ones out there

French seams inside pouch

I thought I would show you a picture of the pouches I’ve made lately.
See the pumpkin one….that is the one I did out of a 12 square….quite
a bit shorter.

3 different sizes of quilted pouches

This is a wonderful site and she has a great tutorial called Easy zippy pouches that has excellent photos and directions especially if you have never done a zipper before.  She has several other great tutorials too at her blog Dog Under My Desk.

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  1. Making pouches is one of my favorite things to do! I am in love with that Pumpkin pouch,the colors are just gorgeous:)

  2. So fun! I think I may have to try making one of these to keep some supplies in the car with a hand stitching project….. Hmmmmm.

  3. Love your brown fabrics Connie 🙂 and your pouches. Great ideas for Christmas gifts. 🙂

  4. Love all the pouches! What are you going to do with all of them?

  5. barbara woods says:

    love that i have been cutting scraps into sizes today and that would work to use them up

  6. Love the little brown pouch. Zip-er-ups are so handy. I have a fairly small one that I carry in my purse with tiny projects like handpiecing or embroidery. Can't stand waiting around with nothing to do… like the line in the grocery store, so i just whip out my project and sew! I've gotten a few weird glances! lol

  7. Wow, beautiful pouches! Great use of orphan blocks.

  8. Connie the pouches are wonderful!

  9. Connie — thanks for the post — putting the zipper off the top of the pouch allows it to finish nicely… I'll have to make a few more "sparkly purses with flowers" now — tying this method !!


  10. Denise :) says:

    Connie, these are darling! I particularly love the batik bag. You should sell your stuff on Etsy! 🙂

  11. She's great, isn't she? I've made a few of her pouches; her earbud pouches were my favorite. Your bags came out wonderfully!!

  12. Hello Connie, Lovely to be back and seeing all your pretty pouches .What a great idea They would be very usefull. Bit scary the zippers.

  13. What a fun way to use orphan blocks. These little bags look like they would be very handy to have around.

  14. Beautiful pouches, Connie! Love the brown fabrics.

  15. Beautiful pouches!!!

  16. Love your pouches and thanks for sharing the link, Connie.

  17. Cute pouches, Connie! I like where you've placed the zippers – I think it makes a more interesting pouch than a top zipper.

  18. Very pretty little bags! I wish I would learn how to make them cause they are just so darn adorable!

  19. Love your pouches, Connie!! Still have to get up the courage to try zippers!! Thanks for the link…what a great site :o)